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Poland: UODO fines company PLN 33,012 for failing to cooperate with the UODO

On July 27, 2023, the Polish data protection authority (UODO) announced its decision in Case No. DOKE.561.1.2023, as issued on June 21, 2023, in which it fined an unnamed company PLN 33,012 (approx. $8,174) for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by failing to cooperate with the UODO. 

Background to the decision 

In particular, the UODO stated that it received a complaint from an unnamed person, that the company had shared the personal data of the complainant with a third party without a legal basis.  

As part of its investigation, the UODO noted that it sent several letters to the company requesting further information, including on the legal basis and purpose of processing the complainant's personal data. However, according to the UODO, the company did not respond to any of the letters. 

Findings of the UODO 

At the end of its investigation, the UODO determined that the company had violated Article 58(1), letters (a) and (e), of the GDPR by failing to provide information to aid the same in its investigation.  


In light of the above, the UODO found that the company had violated the GDPR and fined it PLN 33,012 (approx. $8,174).  

You can read the press release here and the decision here, both only available in Polish.